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Canon SD950 IS malfunctioning - please advise

Hello,

A vertical bar appears constantly on the LCD and the photos taken are extremely distorted. See a sample photo: http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/8445/img0866resizedte3.jpg
Also, on some occasions when I turn it on I get a message "Change the battery pack" even though it is fully charged. I turn it off and on a few times and after a few times it turns on.
The camera is new (bought in the U.S) about 7 months ago.
I'm on vacation abroad (Stockholm) and it is very frustrating... is it possible that airport equipment has caused it?

I would appreciate any advice you guys can provide.

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I have vertical bars apperaing on my Olympus SP-560,
In my case I know it has been caused by damp on the light sensor behind the lens, which once dried was better. But ideally I need to remove the lens to clean the sensor. Which I've still yet to work how it is done.

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